January 13, 2012

King of the Devil's Island (2010)

Directed by: Marius Holst
Country: Norway

Plot: Norwegian winter, early 20th century. On the boys home Bastoy, a new inmate leads the boys to a violent uprising against a brutal regime. How far is he willing to go to attain freedom?
Quick Comment: Good cinematography and good acting in general, but it could have been more ambitious in a theme so much revisited in the past.
Relevant Awards: Best Film at Amanda Awards, Norway and Lubeck, Germany

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